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  RFinder Beta 7.3
Posted by: k7gps.dave - 10-26-2021, 08:03 AM - Forum: B1 - No Replies

Updated 10/23/2021

RFinder application apk updates. Do #1-3 irregardless if you are going to do a Quick Update or Complete Update.
1. Prior to upgrading, go to Rfinder Menu Memories and select Cloud Save Memories. Also, have your RFinder
subscription details available, including the email address and password, and your Brandmeister login details.
2. Exit the RFinder app (3 dots upper right corner, Exit the app).
3. Place a copy of the new RFinder apk, from wherever you download it (Facebook, DropBox, RFinder Forums) into
the Pictures folder of your B1. If you've downloaded the file onto your PC, connect a USB-C cable to the B1
and copy the file to the Pictures folder of your B1. If you downloaded via DropBox to the B1, note where the
APK is stored. You can run the APK from any location on the B1.
4. If USB-C cable is connected, disconnect it now.

For Quick Install, follow these instructions. For Full Install, go to #7 below:
5. Open the Files folder, locate the new apk. Select and install the apk. Your config settings from the previous
installation are intact. You don't need to re-do all the settings as if you are installing for the first time.
6. Upon completion, Restart the device.

For Complete Install, follow these instructions.
7. Uninstall the RFinder app (finger down on the icon, and drag up to the Uninstall box). Confirm to uninstall.
8. Restart the device.
9. Open the File Manager, click on Internal Shared Storage, scroll down to Pictures fold (or wherever you stored the file).
10. Select the newly installed APK and select Install at bottom of screen.
11. The new APK installs. Select Open. Select all 4 choices on green (yes) if not already selected. Tap Confirm.
12. The Registration window opens. Complete it. Password is your WWRD login password. Tap Save. Tap OK.
13. Tap Menu Bar (3 horizontal lines upper left of app screen) for the remainder of these instructions...
14. From Menu callsign/email address (at top, inverse background) tap and new menu opens. Choose Mode DMR
and enter ONLY your DMR ID. Select Send Parameters, then select Close.
15. Menu Memories and select Cloud Restore Memories to recover any memories you've previously saved.
Choose OK. Memories are recovered and listed. Go back to Main Screen.
16. Menu BM Hotspot Mode and press REFRESH GROUPS. Takes about 15 seconds to refresh. CLOSE the window.
17. Menu Filter. Uncheck/check any bands/services you don't want/do want included in the nearby list.
Adjust Radius of coverage if necessary. Choose Save.
18. Menu Social Settings and complete APRS info as desired. Choose Save. Skip if you use APRSDroid app.
19. Menu Continental Preload. Choose your region, like North America. Wait while the database loads.
20. Menu Subscription Info. Verify subscription is active and note expiration date. Tap Done.
21. Menu Advanced Settings. Set to -300 if not already entered. Hit OK. ***Note this is where you find
the FORCE FIRMWARE UPDATE button and need to push 3x when you upload a new ROM version***
22. Menu Load DMR User DB. Tap OK and patiently wait for it to load.
23. Menu RoIP Options. DMR ID should already be filled in. If not, enter it. Select United_States_3103 or other
based on your geo location. Enter your BM Password (same as hotspot password if you have one). Tap TEST LOGIN.
If the red Logged Out turns to a green Logged In, then green Idle, you're good. Tap TEST LOGOUT. Close window.
***Note, when Multi-RX (Promiscuous Mode on RoIP) stabilizes, you'll be able to monitor multiple TGs at once.
Enter them here, with a comma separator.
24. Exit the app
25. On Main Screen, if RFinder icon didn't appear, finger down at bottom of screen and scroll up thru the apps,
select and drag RFinder to the main screen.
26. Complete any other instructions to adjust the Android settings as necessary.
27. RESTART the device.

Notes: You can further edit the RFinder memory settings at http://rfinder.net/websearch, enter your
User E-Mail and Password, then select Manage RFinder Android Radio Memories.



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.apk   rFinder_Ham_8.21.278_Beta_7.3.apk (Size: 5.17 MB / Downloads: 9)
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  RFinder Beta 7.0 apk
Posted by: k7gps.dave - 10-23-2021, 04:58 PM - Forum: B1 - No Replies

Attached. See install procedure below:

Updated 10/23/2021

RFinder application apk updates. Do #1-3 irregardless if you are going to do a Quick Update or Complete Update.
1. Prior to upgrading, go to Rfinder Menu Memories and select Cloud Save Memories. Also, have your RFinder
subscription details available, including the email address and password, and your Brandmeister login details.
2. Exit the RFinder app (3 dots upper right corner, Exit the app).
3. Place a copy of the new RFinder apk, from wherever you download it (Facebook, DropBox, RFinder Forums) into
the Pictures folder of your B1. If you've downloaded the file onto your PC, connect a USB-C cable to the B1
and copy the file to the Pictures folder of your B1. If you downloaded via DropBox to the B1, note where the
APK is stored. You can run the APK from any location on the B1.
4. If USB-C cable is connected, disconnect it now.

For Quick Install, follow these instructions. For Full Install, go to #7 below:
5. Open the Files folder, locate the new apk. Select and install the apk. Your config settings from the previous
installation are intact. You don't need to re-do all the settings as if you are installing for the first time.
6. Upon completion, Restart the device.

For Complete Install, follow these instructions.
7. Uninstall the RFinder app (finger down on the icon, and drag up to the Uninstall box). Confirm to uninstall.
8. Restart the device.
9. Open the File Manager, click on Internal Shared Storage, scroll down to Pictures fold (or wherever you stored the file).
10. Select the newly installed APK and select Install at bottom of screen.
11. The new APK installs. Select Open. Select all 4 choices on green (yes) if not already selected. Tap Confirm.
12. The Registration window opens. Complete it. Password is your WWRD login password. Tap Save. Tap OK.
13. Tap Menu Bar (3 horizontal lines upper left of app screen) for the remainder of these instructions...
14. From Menu callsign/email address (at top, inverse background) tap and new menu opens. Choose Mode DMR
and enter ONLY your DMR ID. Select Send Parameters, then select Close.
15. Menu Memories and select Cloud Restore Memories to recover any memories you've previously saved.
Choose OK. Memories are recovered and listed. Go back to Main Screen.
16. Menu BM Hotspot Mode and press REFRESH GROUPS. Takes about 15 seconds to refresh. CLOSE the window.
17. Menu Filter. Uncheck/check any bands/services you don't want/do want included in the nearby list.
Adjust Radius of coverage if necessary. Choose Save.
18. Menu Social Settings and complete APRS info as desired. Choose Save. Skip if you use APRSDroid app.
19. Menu Continental Preload. Choose your region, like North America. Wait while the database loads.
20. Menu Subscription Info. Verify subscription is active and note expiration date. Tap Done.
21. Menu Advanced Settings. Set to -300 if not already entered. Hit OK. ***Note this is where you find
the FORCE FIRMWARE UPDATE button and need to push 3x when you upload a new ROM version***
22. Menu Load DMR User DB. Tap OK and patiently wait for it to load.
23. Menu RoIP Options. DMR ID should already be filled in. If not, enter it. Select United_States_3103 or other
based on your geo location. Enter your BM Password (same as hotspot password if you have one). Tap TEST LOGIN.
If the red Logged Out turns to a green Logged In, then green Idle, you're good. Tap TEST LOGOUT. Close window.
***Note, when Multi-RX (Promiscuous Mode on RoIP) stabilizes, you'll be able to monitor multiple TGs at once.
Enter them here, with a comma separator.
24. Exit the app
25. On Main Screen, if RFinder icon didn't appear, finger down at bottom of screen and scroll up thru the apps,
select and drag RFinder to the main screen.
26. Complete any other instructions to adjust the Android settings as necessary.
27. RESTART the device.

Notes: You can further edit the RFinder memory settings at http://rfinder.net/websearch, enter your
User E-Mail and Password, then select Manage RFinder Android Radio Memories.



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.apk   rFinder_Ham_8.21.278_Beta_7.0.apk (Size: 5.17 MB / Downloads: 17)
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  RFinder B1 Beta 6.8 apk
Posted by: k7gps.dave - 10-20-2021, 09:23 AM - Forum: B1 - No Replies

Updated 10/21/2021
Update RFinder Beta 6.8 apk.
1. Prior to upgrading the RFinder APK, go to the B1 Menu Memories and select Cloud Save Memories.
2. Have your Registration details available, especially your password and email address used to register
the WWRD Subscription info.
3. Copy and Paste the latest version RFinder APK from Facebook, DropBox, RFinder forums (or wherever you
got them) into the Pictures folder of your B1. If you've downloaded the file onto your PC, connect a
USB-C cable to the B1 and copy the file to the Pictures folder of your B1. If you downloaded via DropBox
to the B1, note where the APK is stored. You can run the APK from any location on the B1.
4. Delete any previously stored APK files from the B1, and disconnect the USB cable from the radio.
5. On the radio, shut down the RFinder app and Uninstall the existing app (finger on the app, drag up
to Uninstall App). If you don't delete the expired app, unwanted remnants may remain. However, if you
install over the old app without removing it, several of the configurations below won't be necessary
as they will already be completed from the previous install.
6. Open the File Manager folder on the radio, click on Internal Shared Storage, scroll down to Pictures
folder (or wherever you stored the file).
7. Select the newly installed APK and select Install at bottom of screen.
8. The new APK installs. Select Open. Select all 4 choices on green (yes) if not already selected. Tap Confirm.
9. The Registration window opens. Complete it. Password is your WWRD login password. Tap Save. Tap OK.

10. Tap Menu Bar (3 horizontal lines upper left of app screen) for the remainder of these instructions...
11. From Menu callsign/email address (at top, inverse background) tap and new menu opens. Choose Mode DMR
and enter ONLY your DMR ID. Select Send Parameters, then select Close to close the window.
12. Menu Memories and select Cloud Restore Memories to recover any memories you've previously saved.
Choose OK. Memories are recovered and listed. Go back to Main Screen.
13. Menu BM Hotspot Mode and press REFRESH GROUPS. Takes about 10 seconds to refresh. CLOSE the window.
14. Menu Filter. Uncheck/check any bands/services you don't want/do want included in the nearby list.
Adjust Radius of coverage if necessary. Choose Save.
15. Menu Social Settings and complete APRS info as desired. Choose Save. Skip if you use APRSDroid app.
16. Menu Continental Preload. Choose your region, like North America. Wait while the database loads.
17. Menu Subscription Info. Verify subscription is active and note expiration date. Tap Done.
18. Menu Advanced Settings. Set to -300 if not already entered. Hit OK. ***Note this is where you find
the FORCE FIRMWARE UPDATE button and need to push 3x when you upload a new ROM version***
19. Menu Load DMR User DB. Tap OK and patiently wait for it to load.
20. Menu RoIP Options. DMR ID should already be filled in. If not, enter it. Select BM_Belgium_2061.
Enter your BM Password (same as hotspot password if you have one). Tap TEST LOGIN.
If the red Logged Out turns to a green Logged In, then green Idle, you're good. Tap TEST LOGOUT. Close window.
21. On Main Screen, if RFinder icon didn't appear, scroll down thru the apps, select and drag it
to the main screen.
22. Close the app (top right 3 dots) and select Exit the app and YES to confirm. SHUT DOWN then RESTART the B1.



Attached Files
.apk   rFinder_Ham_8.21.278_Beta_6.8.apk (Size: 5.17 MB / Downloads: 12)
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  RFinder B1 ROM update 18.8
Posted by: k7gps.dave - 10-20-2021, 09:17 AM - Forum: B1 - No Replies

Do not extract the file. Copy it to a folder on the B1, then use the install instructions below:

Updated 10/18/2021
RFinder B1 Firmware update instructions (via FOTA):
1. Go to Android System Settings. Scroll down to System and open. Select About phone.
2. Select System Upgrade. New menu appears showing Remote updates or Local updates. If you have the new ROM
downloaded to the radio (pictures folder is ok), select Local updates. Otherwise, select Remote updates.
3. OS Upgrade menu appears. Your current system version is listed (v17.4). Tap on version check.
4. Take note of announcement that system needs to be updated # likely 2 or 3 (or however many restarts required to
complete the entire system update).
5. After image download completes, select Upgrade OS. System update installs.
6. B1 reboots and screen shows completing updates bar.
7. When complete, restart B1 again. Then restart B1 again. (If the announcement said Restart 2x, do it now).
Throw in another Force Restart if you're feeling lucky.
8. To confirm ROM update, go back to Settings menu, System, About phone, scroll down to Custom build version
and look to see the update listed.



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.zip   SD-K608_DT863_RFinder-B1_20211009_V18.8.zip (Size: 980.01 MB / Downloads: 41)
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  RFinder B1 Beta 6.3 apk
Posted by: k7gps.dave - 10-18-2021, 09:55 AM - Forum: B1 - No Replies

Attached.



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.apk   rFinder_Ham_8.21.278_Beta_6.3.apk (Size: 5.17 MB / Downloads: 3)
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  RFinder B1 Beta 6.0 apk
Posted by: k7gps.dave - 10-16-2021, 03:13 PM - Forum: B1 - No Replies

Attached is the RFinder B1 Beta 6.0 apk.



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.apk   rFinder_Ham_8.21.278_Beta_6.0.apk (Size: 5.17 MB / Downloads: 2)
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  RFinder apk 5.9 Beta
Posted by: k7gps.dave - 10-15-2021, 03:33 AM - Forum: B1 - No Replies

Attached. Released 10/14/21. This is beta software.



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.apk   rFinder_Ham_8.21.144_Beta_5.9.apk (Size: 5.17 MB / Downloads: 9)
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  Rfinder apk 5.8 Beta
Posted by: k7gps.dave - 09-27-2021, 07:10 PM - Forum: B1 - No Replies

Here is the RFinder app ver 5.8 Beta.
Here are the install instructions:
1. In Facebook, select the RFinder APK Upgrade, Menu brings up a DropBox window.
2. Click on Download and select direct download. The file will download to your PC Downloads Folder.
3. Open the PC Downloads Folder and Right Click on the APK file and select "Copy".
4. If you haven't already connected the PC to the radio USB-C port, do so now. You may have to close
the window and reopen for the RFinder B1 icon to appear. Open the RFinder B1, open Internal Shared
Storage, open "Pictures" and paste the APK file in this folder. Delete any previously stored APK
files. Close the open folders. Unplug the USB cable from the radio.
5. On the radio, make sure the RFinder app is ***NOT*** running.
6. Still on the radio, Uninstall the existing RFinder app (finger on the app, drag up to Uninstall App).
7. Open the File Manager folder on the radio, click on Internal Shared Storage, scroll down to Pictures
folder and select it.
8. Select the new installed APK and click on Install at bottom of screen.
9. The new APK installs. Select Open. All 4 choices on green (yes). Choose Confirm.
10. The Registration window opens. Complete it. Password is your Radio Reference login password.
Hit Save. Hit OK.
11. Tap the Menu Bar (3 horizontal lines) for the remainder of these instructions.
12. Menu open Android Radio and choose Mode DMR. Enter just your DMR ID and choose Send Parameters.
Close the window.
13. Menu Memories and Cloud Restore Memories to recover any memories you've previously saved.
Choose OK. Memories are recovered and listed. Go back to Main Screen.
14. Menu Social Settings and complete APRS info as desired. Choose Save.
15. Menu Continental Preload. Choose North America.
16. Menu Subscription Info. Verify subscription is active and note expiration date. Hit Done.
17. Menu Advanced Settings. Set to -300 if not already entered. Hit OK.
18. Menu Load DMR User DB. OK.
19. Menu RoIP Options. DMR ID should already be filled in. If not, enter it. Select which BM_Server
United_States_3103. Enter your BM Password (same as hotspot password if you have one).
Test LOGIN. If it turns Green Login then Green Idle, you're good. Test LOGOUT. Close window.
20. On Main Screen, if RFinder icon didn't appear, scroll down thru the apps, select and drag it
to the main screen.
21. Test radio for operation on hotspot or nearby repeater, or via RoIP.



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.apk   rFinder_Ham_8.21.144_Beta_5.8.apk (Size: 5.16 MB / Downloads: 16)
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  70cm Radio stopped working
Posted by: n9nle@email.com - 09-27-2021, 08:10 AM - Forum: Bug Reports - Replies (2)

I purchased a B1 earlier this month. Once I set it up it worked fine until this week when my B1 stopped working on 70cm, 2m and RoIP continues to work fine.

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  Blue tooth Keyboard
Posted by: cquirk - 09-10-2021, 08:12 PM - Forum: Accessories - No Replies

What function does the bluetooth keyboard provide? Respond to emails ? Update your programing in the cloud and then download? Send a text?

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